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troops on it is side of the militarize zone separating from south korea. as well as nearly 30,000 u.s. forces. not only are they within strikes distance of the launch site, a long-range rocket shows north korea is on its way to developing technology to launch a rocket at the united states's west coast and hawaii. officials tell cnn that the working assumption is that the north koreans got outside help from others, including iran. so today's launch is raising some huge concerns. let's go to our pentagon correspondent barbara starr. i assume they are pretty surprised and alarmed by the successful launch over at the pentagon? >> look, wolf, because of everything you just mentioned, indeed, the u.s. military, the intelligence committee have been watching north korea for days now 24/7 because they did expect to launch and they announced it. but they were having technical problems so a lot thought it wouldn't happen until next week. when it happened last week, there was a surprise. the north korean anchor's excitement was clear. >> announcing the launch of a long-range rocket that put a nor
the u.s. somewhat by surprise today, firing this long range rocket several days earlier than expected. the launch is raising worldwide concerns about the reclusive government's plans for its nuclear arsenal. the rocket was not carrying a warhead, north korea claims it launched a science satellite. the defense secretary leon panetta talked to erin burnett and said the u.s. is evaluating whether the rocket launch was a success. he said this, quote, we have no idea. we're still assessing exactly what happened to determine whether or not it really was a success. eight months ago, north korea totally flubbed a launch attempt, rocket broke apart after 90 seconds and fizzled into the ocean. jim clancy, cnn international here. talk to me, i guess, first, the fact that this was a surprise. how did north korea get this past the u.s.? >> well, it didn't really get past the u.s. it said it had a few problems, was going to delay the launch and then suddenly on calendar, e for many, and kim jong-il got very lucky. the three latest attempts had all failed. and this one appears, appears to be a succe
after the country launched a long-range rocket. the u.s. confirms is in orbit. the u.s. and its allies believe this is a way for north korea to test its long-range ballistic miss ill technology. some believe that kim young un is using this as a way to show he's a rival to the united states. a spokesperson says there will be a closed-door meeting on this and how to respond. >>> cancer surgery is over for hugo cav -- hugo chavez. doctors say he had an operation treating aggressive cancer. it was announced on saturday that the vice president should take over if he becomes incapacitated. this is the fourth cancer surgery for chavez since 2011. >>> new reports from london say the nurse who took her own life after being tricked in that royal prank phone call about the duchess of cambridge did leave a suicide note. the london evening standard reports 46-year-old jacintha saldanha wrote a message to her family before she died. the contents of the note have not been revealed. jacintha saldanha transferred the prank call made by an australian radio show. she was found several days later in the h
at the rebels. jonathan hunt is at the united nations. this firing of scud missiles is new. >>jonathan: it is. u.s. defense officials believe that some half dozen or so of the scud missiles have been fired at targets north of damascus by the syrian security forces aiming at the rebels in the last few days. they do not have any reports any casualties. you will wreck that scud missiles were widely launched by saddam hussein during the 1991 gulf war. they were largely inaccurate then and it appear they have been inaccurate now. it is an odd choice, this soviet missile as a tactical weapon by the syrians but according to white house officials, it could be one more sign of president bashar al-assad's desperation. >> if true, this would be latest desperate act from a regime that has shown utter disregard for innocent life. utter disregard for the lives of its own citizens. again, the idea that the syrian regime would launch missiles in its borders at its own people is stunning, deputy prosecute, and a completely disproportionate military escalation. >> one of the fears is that scud missiles are capable
capable of reaching the u.s. >>> one part of the rocket fell into the yellow sea another into the east china sea and a third part fell into the pacific ocean east of the philippines about 2,000 miles away. >>> 4:43 now. how about a look at weather? it's going to start looking like christmas around the bay area. >> i like that cold air white christmas at least on the mountaintops. maybe a dusting of snow. very cold temperatures as the system drives in from the gulf of alaska. hi-def doppler shows showers right now and that's what we'll see to throughout, more nuisance showers throughout the morning but you can see a good cell along the peninsula to daly city, pacifica heavier rainfall very shortly. and you're going to see this sporadic showers throughout the morning hours, the possibility of an isolated thunderstorm and, yes, maybe even a couple of snowflakes over the mountaintops. look at the cold front swinging through behind that. you see all those cold clouds? those continue to drop on through at least through the morning hours. temperatures fairly chilly in the 40s. even with cloud
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